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Usirikaya Pachadi / Dry Gooseberry pickle

Abhinetri V
480 minutes
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
15 People
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ABOUT Usirikaya Pachadi / Dry Gooseberry pickle RECIPE

As Amla has various health benefits , I prepared a recipe often suggested by my grandmother.This is a preserved version of amla/gooseberry pickle. This pickle is mixed with plain steamed rice and consumed as a first course of meal.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • South Indian
  • Sauteeing
  • Condiments
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 15

  1. Dry Gooseberry /Amla - 2 cups,
  2. water - To soak the amla
  3. salt - 3/4 cup,
  4. asafoetida - 2 pinches,
  5. Green chillies - 3 ,
  6. cumin seeds - 1/4 teaspoon,
  7. Black gram - 1 teaspoon,
  8. coriander seeds - 1/4 teaspoon,
  9. Bengal gram dal - 1 teaspoon,
  10. Mustard seeds - 1/4 teaspoon,
  11. Fenugreek seeds - 3/4 teaspoon.
  12. Curry leaves - For seasoning,
  13. oil - 2 tablespoon.


  1. Soak the amla/ gooseberry in water for 8 hours.
  2. Drain the water and grind the amla along with salt into a fine paste. Store this in a jar.
  3. To prepare for few servings, heat oil in a pan. Add all the above listed spices and saute them till they turn light brown.
  4. Switch off the flame and grind it into a powder. Take small amounts of the preserved pickle and add this to the grounded powder. Blend this again into a fine paste.This can be stored for a month or so.
  5. Serve with hot steamed rice by pouring warm ghee.

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Shiva Pande
Shiva Pande   Nov-23-2016

Must be so tangy ,... wow...

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